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Ouray Hot Springs Pool

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Address: 1220 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
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+1 970-325-7073
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12:00 - 20:00
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Sat - Mon 12:00 - 20:00
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It's always a good day for a soak in the clear warm waters of the Ouray Hot...

It's always a good day for a soak in the clear warm waters of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool! The hot springs of Ouray have been enjoyed since at least the 14th century when native Ute Indians used the naturally hot clear water for healing. Settlers came to the area in the late 1800's in search of gold and precious minerals, and many found comfort in the natural hot springs. The current swimming pool was constructed in the 1920's and has been a favorite destination ever since. Seven different springs supply the pool with water. At the source some of this water is 150 degrees! The pool consists of several sections maintained at different temperatures for different tastes. The hot section is approximately 104 degrees, and a soaking section, perfect for families and prolonged soaking, is typically 95 degrees, or so. The lap lanes and deep section are usually about 80 degrees in the summer and fall, and cooler than that in the winter months when there is snow on the ground. The Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool is an outdoor pool open all year. Many people enjoy the pool the most in the winter, after a day spent ice climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating on the local ice rink (skates are available to rent at the Hot Springs Pool), or simply as a place to relax and enjoy the splendid scenery of the San Juan Mountains.

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Awesome pools that are so rejuvenating and inviting!

There are several pools: different temperatures, sizes, and depths. Small children cannot get into the deeper pools without first taking a swimming test. I agree with another... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marilyn D
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United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several pools: different temperatures, sizes, and depths. Small children cannot get into the deeper pools without first taking a swimming test. I agree with another review in that this pool is a gem for the entire family. We were there in mid-summer and none of the pools were crowded. There is a very large shower and changing room... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Hot Springs last July (2016), whilst staying for 2 nights in Ouray. We booked via our Hotel, but you can book direct on the day at the Springs. We had a great time. There are 3 large pools all varying in Temperature, and 1 has inflatables in for the children. We had a great relaxing time and... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There are 3 different pools, one is the hottest, one is warm and the other one is a normal swimming pool. Great for kids or adults. The views from this pool are outstanding, Ouray is a beautiful mountain town and you are surrounded by mountains as you are sitting in the pool. This is a very affordable hot springs compared... More 

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CO
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This hot springs pool is a gem. It is an inviting atmosphere for family or singles any time of year. It is never really overcrowded, and relaxing in the winter with the light snow falling in your face is an invigorating experience. This is a great place to visit and enjoy really anytime.

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1 Thank Robert C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We come every year (or try to) and swim in the pools while it snows. The kids are absolutely fascinated that they're in swimsuits in the snow and it's just a magical feeling! And make sure to feed the koi in the pond!

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Thank DeAnna0524
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's a must even if passing through. For us, this is a great reason to stop on outlet way to Telluride Film Festival. Bonus, the pools were closed early this year for a huge renovation. If by chance you go and it begins to rain or lightning you'll receive a rain check. Showers & dressing rooms. Definitely for all ages.... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited here in October 2016 and it's the same as I remember it when me and my family were here in the late 60s. Hot Springs can't be beat for relaxing after driving most of the day. It's still a hit with all ages.

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was a little leery of this place given that it looks more like a municipal pool than a hot spring but it turned out to be a great place to come. The water on the day we went was 73, 93, and 108 depending on the pool you were in and it was so refreshing to go between the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Hot Springs Pool is a must if you're going to Ouray! Four different pools offer different temperatures. You can bask in the pools, look at the mountains and enjoy water that is sulpher-smell free.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the Hot Springs after spending a morning on a jeep tour. Fantastic setting and lovely to relax in the pools and enjoy the views. It was exhilarating going between the different temperatures. The changing facilities and showers were clean and functional. Mostly older couples and some quiet families. We were visiting in September. Would probably be a different... More 

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